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Bars

With a wide range of functional and nutritional ingredient solutions, along with established formulation and application expertise, we’ll help you create bars with the texture, nutrition, appearance and flavor characteristics that on-the-go health-conscious consumers desire. 

Get your next successful bar to market faster by working with Glanbia Nutritionals for functionally superior ingredients, formulation expertise and technical support, ingredient consistency and quality, and other support.

Proteins

Our dairy-based, plant-based and functional proteins can enhance the texture, taste and nutrition of a variety of product formats.

Our Solutions

Avonlac® Whey Protein Concentrates

Whey protein concentrates (WPCs) that offer excellent nutritional value and have a pleasant, creamy flavor. They’re completely soluble across a wide pH range, and are available straight or instantized with protein content from 34% to 80%. Avonlac® is an excellent protein fortification option for early life nutrition, dairy products, dry mixes, powder drink mixes and bakery products.

BarFlex® Whey Proteins

Whey protein isolates (WPIs) and concentrates (WPCs) that enable 100% whey formulations, minimize bar hardening and extends the shelf life of nutritional bars. It’s an excellent source of high-quality protein that gives bars a clean flavor and a long-lasting, chewy texture.

Our BarFlex 100 WPC was specifically designed and optimized for extrusion, delivering a range of exceptional starch-like textures without the inclusion of high quantities of starch making it ideal for bar and snack inclusions. 

Learn more about BarFlex 100.

barGAIN® Protein Blends

A unique combination of dairy and plant proteins designed to enhance bar functionality, providing a softer texture, an extended shelf life and a clean flavor profile. It’s a complete protein solution for low-to-moderate protein bars, baked goods and cookies.

BarHarvest™ Plant Proteins

Plant protein-based systems (non-soy) designed to deliver protein fortification in emerging plant-based bar, cereal, and snack applications without negatively impacting texture or shelf life. Delivers a variety of textures while minimizing the dryness, brittleness and hardness over shelf life commonly associated with plant proteins.

BarPro® Milk Proteins

Milk protein concentrates and isolates (MPC's & MPI's) designed to extend the shelf life of nutrition bars and minimize bar hardening. Truly Grass Fed™ option available. They’re an excellent source of high-quality protein with a short texture and a clean flavor profile.

Our BarPro 100 series was specifically designed and optimized for extrusion, delivering a range of exceptional starch-like textures without the inclusion of high quantities of starch making it ideal for extruded snacks, cereals and inclusions.

Learn more about BarPro 100 series.

Crunchie™ Milk Protein Crisps

Ideal for bar and snack inclusions, delivering exceptional texture and an enjoyable crunch to a product throughout shelf life, creating a delightful eating experience. Clean dairy flavor requiring no masking. Visually appealing with consistent shape, size and light color appearance. Contains high quality milk (>74%) or whey (>70) protein for an extra protein boost.

Learn more about our protein solutions for extrusion.

Provon® Whey Protein Isolates

Highly pure whey protein isolates (WPIs) with very low levels of fat and lactose, containing the full spectrum of undenatured proteins naturally found in whey. Neutrally flavored, soluble in a wide pH range and available straight or instantized with protein content of 90%. Truly Grass Fed™ options available. Excellent protein fortification option for powder drink mixes, bars, dairy/frozen desserts and dry mixes.

Thermax® Heat-Stable Whey Proteins

Heat-stable whey proteins that offer excellent nutritional value imparting a clean flavor, depending on degree of hydrolysis. Manufactured from sweet whey using an advanced ultrafiltration process, Thermax® proteins are designed for UHT and retort processing conditions. They’re heat-stable at neutral pH, soluble over a wide pH range and available with protein content from 34% to 90%. An excellent solution for a wide variety of beverages, dairy products and bars and snacks.

Truly Grass Fed™ Proteins

In partnership with our Irish sister company, Glanbia Ireland, the Truly Grass Fed brand offers customers a fully traceable and third party accredited grass fed WPI, MPC and MPI under our Provon®, Solmiko® and BarPro® protein solutions. The Truly Grass Fed brand carries a promise with the Truly Grass Fed seal, a seal which signifies many things including 1) Cows grazed on grass lands for an average of 250 days a year 2) Cows receiving 95% of their nutritional feed from grass 3) Non-GMO Project Verified.

Bioactive Ingredients

We use advanced processing technologies to make bioactive ingredients that are designed to improve specific physical functions, including weight management, muscle synthesis, mental performance, bone and joint health.

Our Solutions

Bioferrin® Lactoferrin

This natural, bioactive milk protein is isolated from fresh, sweet whey using advanced fractionation and separation processing technologies. It’s a natural source of iron, an effective antimicrobial and can support immune function. An excellent solution for infant formula, functional food and beverages and dietary supplements.

CuroWhite®

All of the benefits of curcumin but white for easier manufacturing. The lack of color and the milder taste and smell make it ideal for many applications such as tablets, capsules, powder drink mixes, functional foods, and gummies.

KetoSure™ MCT

A superior source of coconut-based MCT-C8 optimized with whey protein to support a ketogenic diet. Achieved Ketogenic Certified certification. Excellent solution for powder drink mixes, hot beverage powders, and bars and snacks.

MenaQ7® Vitamin K2 MK-7

This first-in-class, only clinically researched vitamin K2 (MK-7) binds to calcium that gets lodged along the arterial walls and shuttles it to the bone, where it is needed. Only MenaQ7 is clinically validated and patented for cardiovascular benefits. An excellent solution for tablets, capsules, softgels, powder drink mixes and funtional foods.

PepForm® Peptides

This revolutionary, patent-pending peptide carrier technology improves the solubility and absorption of amino acids. An excellent solution for powder drink mixes and nutrition bar formats.

PepForm® Tryptophan

Formulate sleep aids with proven next day cognitive benefits that help promote the body’s own natural melatonin without the addition of hormones, in a more soluble and bioavailable way. An excellent solution for powder drink mixes, ready-to-drink beverages, tablet, capsule and nutrition bar formats.

Prolibra®

Whey protein derived ingredient that functions to help increase fat loss and maintain lean muscle for healthy body composition. Excellent solution for powder drink mixes, nutrition bars and snacks.

TruCal® Balanced Milk Mineral Complex

Balanced milk mineral complex for bone support. Scientifically shown to help improve bone density and strength. Excellent solution for ready-to-drink beverages, powder drink mixes, tablets, capsules, bars, snacks, yogurts and cheese.

Custom Premix Solutions

Our premix solutions are built around your specifications to achieve optimal nutritional, functional and operational performance.

Learn more about Custom Premix Solutions

Flavors by Foodarom®

At Foodarom, we are flavor designers. We personalize flavors to meet your needs and create flavor profiles that captivate the senses and create emotional connections. Our expertise in functional flavors is an added value that will open the door to new possibilities. Let’s work together to spark the imagination.

Take me to Foodarom and begin my flavor journey!

Micronutrients

Our vitamins, minerals, amino acids, botanicals and herbs can fortify your Bar products and help your consumers sustain their overall health.

Plant-Based Solutions

Plant-based nutrition takes on new levels of ease. Our portfolio provides excellent solutions for bars, granola, no-bake doughs, cereals as well as bulk food displays. Our SNACK solutions incorporate our MicroSure™ Plus heat-treatment to ensure our ingredients are safe for ready-to-eat foods.

Our Solutions

BarHarvest™ Pea Protein

BarHarvest Pea Protein provides protein fortification, and is an allergen-free, gluten-free, kosher protein ingredient that delivers excellent performance. BarHarvest is designed to improve the shelf life, moisture and soft texture of bars, cookies and other baked goods.

BevChia™ Protein

BevChia Protein is an all-natural, chia protein concentrate featuring 30% protein, ALA omega-3 and 42% fiber. It’s non-GMO, hormone-free and gluten-free. Heat treatment with MicroSure™ Plus technology affords additional food safety and guarantees shelf stability for two years. BevChia Protein is an excellent solution for beverages, bars, bakery and gluten-free foods.

CuisineChia™ Protein

CuisineChia Protein provides greater texture and is an excellent source of fiber, calcium and vegetarian ALA Omega-3. CuisineChia Protein is a clean label ingredient, minimally processed and free of chemicals, allergens and gluten. Excellent for bars, cookies and other baked goods. 

HarvestPro® Proteins

HarvestPro Proteins are allergen free, gluten-free and kosher protein ingredients that deliver excellent protein and performance in beverages, creamy foods, snacks, baked products and prepared foods.

ProFam® Pea Protein 580

U.S. grown and sourced through partnership with ADM. ProFam is clean-tasting with less bitter and sulfuric off-notes and its light color provides a neutral base for powder drink mixes, ready-to-drink beverages, dairy alternatives and nutritional snacks.

SnackChia™

SnackChia Solutions provide greater texture and is an excellent source of fiber, protein, calcium and vegetarian ALA Omega-3. Heat treated using our MicroSure™ Plus technology to ensure a safe, stable and fully nutritious ingredient. SnackChia™ is minimally processed and free of chemicals, allergens and gluten - an excellent solution for bars and snacks.

SnackFlax™

SnackFlax Solutions provide excellent nutrition and texture with a balance of ALA Omega-3 fiber, protein and superior flavor. Our MeadowPure™ sorting and selection systems ensure SnackFlax ingredients have a guaranteed shelf life of two years. SnackFlax are minimally processed, free of chemicals and are easy to incorporate into a variety of bars and snacks.

SnackQuinoa™

SnackQuinoa Solutions have exceptional purity and a delicious clean flavor in a format that is easy to use in snack products. Heat treated with our MicroSure™ Plus technology, SnackQuinoa is minimally processed and free of chemicals, allergens and gluten - an excellent solution for bars and snacks.

Watson Bakery Ingredients

To make quality baked goods, it takes more than just quality ingredients. It takes the support of experts in baking technology.  We help customers make formula adjustments, customize our ingredients to suit their need, and guarantee optimal performance.

Our Solutions

Long Life Parve

An all-natural mold inhibitor for yeast-raised products derived from the con­trolled fermentation of corn syrup or the fermentation of wheat starch depending on the variety. Also available in a certified gluten-free formulation.

Natural Mold Inhibitor OWS2

A blend of organic whole wheat flour and cultured organic wheat starch, designed to increase the mold-free shelf life of natural and organic baked products.

Watson Edible Films

Since the 1960s, Watson’s research and development team has been a pioneer in soluble and edible film technology. Watson’s expertise in film technologies, commitment to quality, and range of processing equipment are unmatched in the industry.

Our Solution

EdiSparklz® Edible Glitter

EdiSparklz are colorful toppings and inclusions that can be used in a wide range of applications. 100% edible, EdiSparklz have no flavor, no sweetness and add no calories. They are available in a wide range of flakes or shapes, and are manufactured in a full spectrum of colors including standard, plant-based and metallic colors. EdiSparklz are a very cost-effective alternative to standard decorative options like sprinkles, and save customers an average of 20% by switching.

TechVantage™- Watson Functionally Optimized Nutrient Technologies

In-house technologies used to improve the functionality of nutrients in your food, beverage and supplement products. Our functionally optimized nutrient portfolio covers a wide variety of categories including vitamins, minerals, botanicals, amino acids, sweeteners, carbohydrates, fats (oils), fibers and acids. 

Functionally optimized benefits include:

  • easier material handling in a powder form
  • reduction in overages resulting in cost savings
  • standardized particle size for more uniform distribution in a blend
  • potency protection and stability during processing and shelf life
  • flavor and odor masking of objectionable tasting ingredients
  • easy dispersion and improved solubility in solution
Our Solutions

NutraShield™- Micronencapsulations

NutraShield microencapsulated nutrients have a protective coating called a matrix applied around the nutrients core. The matrix keeps the active ingredient locked in and stabilized.

Microencapsulation enhances the impact and function of nutrients in a variety of ways, including masking odors and flavors, improving stability, controlling color intensity, converting oils to powders and delaying the release of nutrient. These ingredients are commonly used in dietary supplements, bars, cereals, snacks, powder drink mixes, beverages, infant nutrition, and medical food, to name a few. Methods used include core and shell encapsulation and matrix encapsulation.

UniTrit™- Triturations

UniTrit triturated nutrients are standardized on a carrier for homogeneous delivery of nutrients.

Trituration allows for easier distribution in the final blend and for ease of scaling. Triturated Nutrients can be customized to any level of active to carrier ratio or percentage. The process assures correct dosage and prevention of costly overages and errors. Ideal for dietary supplements and foods.

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